I Think I’ll Eat a A Cupcake

Looking at the pictures in Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop is almost as good as eating the beautiful confections  – almost.  I first read about the bakery in one of the New York Times “36 hours” travel columns, but I haven’t been there yet – just drooling over the pictures and the recipes.  The book is my valentine to myself.

Have you been there?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Groundhog Day

Among the important days of early February – Elmo’s birthday (Sesame Street and youtube star) on the 3rd, Charles Dickens and Laura Wilder Ingalls on the 7th – Groundhog Day stands out – Feburary 2nd.

Verilyn Klinkenborg’s commentary in the Sunday New York Times – Questions About the Groundhog notes…

“After months of profound hibernation, drugged by the body of fat of summer, a groundhog sometimes, on a mild winter day, pokes its head of of its burrow.  What it thinks, no one knows.  But it always makes the right decision. It goes back to bed.”

Maybe with a book to read while waiting for Spring?

Love and Laugh, Valentines

Shel Silverstein had a way to make us laugh with his books of poetry-

One of my favorites:  The Gardener

We gave you a chance

To water the plants

We didn’t mean that way –

Now zip up your pants.

For Valentine’s Day, Shel gave us…. LOVE...

Ricky was “L” but he’s home with the flu.

Lizzie, our “O”, had some homework to do.

Mitchell, “E” probably got lost on the way.

So I’m all of LOVE that could make it today.

and happy birthday

And, if you haven’t discovered Jack Prelutsky’s It’s Valentine’s Day…check out his valentine to his dog.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

A Sex in the City Primer for Making Your Own Valentine Card

Love Letters of Great Men is really a book, first published in 1924 – but not many had heard about it before Carrie Bradshaw read it in bed to Mr. Big in Sex and the City.

You can pick from Napoleon’s letter to his Josephine or Beethoven writing to his Immortal Beloved –

“…never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved, ever thine, ever mine, ever ours…”

Of course, Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 is timeless.

“How do I love thee; let me count the ways…”

or John Updike…”We are most alive when we’re in love…”

Too much schmaltz for you?   How about Lisa McCourt’s  I Love You Stinky Face?

I found a site for free printable Valentine cards

just add the words…